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August 17, 2020

Dental Hygiene department hosts board exams for the first time

What do you do when the dental hygiene board exams are limited at other sites? As they have so many times in recent years, the TWU dental hygiene department rolled up their sleeves and found a solution.

July 21, 2020

University Square Dedication

Tennessee Wesleyan University will live stream the dedication of the brand-new University Square, this coming Friday, July 24 at 11:30am.

July 10, 2020

August Commencement Update

The August 7 event is still on as planned, with some minor adjustments based on the latest Executive Order from Governor regarding COVID-19 safety.

July 6, 2020

Goldman "Goldie" Barefield Scholarship Continue Making Impact

Now entering its eighth year, the Goldman "Goldie" Barefield Scholarship recipients were recently announced, with Sweetwater High School seniors Hudson Harvey, Carson Hicks, Jake Littleton, Jalyn Bishop Weston, and Mikalee Martin receiving the honor.

June 26, 2020

TWU Employing New Safety Technologies

As Universities and other educational organizations continue to explore measures in order to create a safe environment for incoming students this fall, Tennessee Wesleyan is employing a pair of new technologies to help the fight against COVID-19, iWave air purifiers and BIOPROTECT(TM) surface protectant.

May 29, 2020

Upward Bound Holds Summer Program

Upward Bound is a federally funded, grant program that serves first-generation and low-income high school students in their pursuit of higher education.

May 18, 2020

University announces plan to reopen - anticipates strong fall enrollment as classes resume

The University experienced record enrollment at all levels in 2019, and Fall 2020 appears to be on the same track. As of Monday, May 18, enrollment reports highlight nearly a 19% increase for accepted first-year students. Fall registration for returning students shows a 10% increase compared to the same time last year.

May 14, 2020

Covenant Health Returns the Favor

This week, Dr. Lisa Vesser, TWU Associate Dean of Allied Health, asked our friends at Covenant Health for a recommendation on non-contact thermometers. Mike Starnes, Director of Supply Chain Operations at Covenant, responded not with a recommendation, but rather with a donation.

May 11, 2020

Considering a Distinguished Wesleyan Alumnus

I write to introduce Dr. Tommy Lee "Tom" Phillips of Champaign, Illinois, who was born and raised in Kingsport, Tennessee, graduating high school in 1949. Tom elected to enroll at Tennessee Wesleyan and was highly involved academically and as a leader in many campus activities.

Considering a Distinguished Wesleyan Alumnus

May 11, 2020

The Transition Online, Part 2

Part 2 of the series that explores the steps taken and the innovation required to take the TWU campus online amidst the COVID-19 crisis.